Gail  McEachron

Office: 3067
Phone: (757) 221 - 2341
Email: [[gamcea]]
Areas of Expertise: Elementary Education, Social Studies, Foundations, Comparative and International Education
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Gail McEachron's teaching assignments have included courses in social studies, foundations, supervision, language arts, classroom management, and curriculum. Research interests include social studies, English as a second language, international education, and the social-psychological aspects of identity. Research activities have included collaboration with colleagues in Wales, England, Scotland, Jordan, India and Spain.


B.A. and M.A. in Elementary Education, Arizona State University
Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction, The University of Texas at Austin
Spanish Immersion, University de Alcala, Alcala de Henares, Spain

Activities and Honors

Past President, Virginia Educational Research Association, 2018-2019

Virginia Educational Research Association Distinguished Paper Award, November 2015 

Phi Beta Kappa, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Award for Excellence in Teaching, February 2015

Director, ESL Dual Endorsement Program, School of Education, 2011 to 2016

Acting Dean, Reves Center for International Studies, 2005 to 2006

Research Associate, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, 2001-2004

Selected Publications

McEachron, G., Nawrot, A., Brown, S., Armbruster, S., Gardner, C. (2019), Technology facilitates interdisciplinary social studies and science opportunities for fifth graders and pre-service teachers, The Social Studies Review, Vol. 57.

Bhatti, G. & McEachron, G. (2016). If I could not make a difference why would I be a teacher?: Teaching English as an additional language and the quest for social justice. Chapter 7 in A Companion to Research in Teacher Education. New York: Springer.

McEachron, G. (2016). Poverty, unemployment and homelessness: What do the textbooks say? Critical Questions in Education Journal, 7(1), 17-37.

McEachron, G., Bhatti, G. et al. (2015). Teaching English as an Additional Language in the Global Classroom: A Transnational Study in the United States and United Kingdom.
Global Education Review, 2(2), 14-31.

McEachron, G. (2013). Compassion for young who experience traumatic death. Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma, 7(1), 63-72.

McEachron, G.A. (2001). Self in the world: Elementary and middle school social studies. Boston: McGraw-Hill.